sorry but it might be, just plugged in and switched on my new integrated freezer and its making all sorts of noises is this right? sounds a bit like a draught blowing outside (but its not, its the freezer)
any ideas? is this normal? :confused:
glen

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  • moneysavingplumbermoneysavingplumber Forumite
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    The gases usually gurgle a bit for a while. As long as it's been standing still for a few hours it should be fine, if it's recently been moved you should let the gases settle overnight before switching on.
  • rosyrosy Forumite
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    My freezer did exactly the same ( not an integrated one though) but all sorts of gurglings and roarings and creakings etc. I think the manual said it was something to do with the coolant settling. My freezer settled down after a few days and now sounds like you would expect. So I think it's probably OK.
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    Frostfree freezer are a bit noisy. It sort of starts up and shuts down. They can be temperamental based on location. They don't like it too cold. If the noise is excessive though get it checked out. My Frostfree fridge freezer became very noisy and then died never to resurected
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  • Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    I know I'm probably stating the obvious here, but I think it's usually recommended that a freezer is allowed to 'settle' for at least twelve hours after taking delivery before switching on.

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    glenbat wrote:
    sorry but it might be, just plugged in and switched on my new integrated freezer and its making all sorts of noises is this right? sounds a bit like a draught blowing outside (but its not, its the freezer)
    any ideas? is this normal? :confused:
    glen


    Its just the refridgerant settling down within the compressor. Not to go into to much detail but you have a 2 phase fluid (gas and liquid) sloshing around together when they should be seperate. That is why the manufacturers state you should leave them to settle for 24 hours or so.

    It should be fine after a day or 2.
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